New Features in Version 3
|Works on standalone or network. ||Now available for Windows XP||Choice of two sets of Phonemes. Traditional sounds as seen in the original version of Writing to Read or Alternate sounds without the use of 'schwa sounds'||Buddy Login. When two students work together they both log in and their activity is recorded against both users.||Work Journals have been revised to be consistent with instructions on Audio.||Work Journal Audio is now in CD format. You will need CD players for your student instead of Cassette players. Original Work Journal cassette tapes and original Work Journals are still available.||Work Journal Audio is now in MP3 format. You can turn any computer into a listening station by using the Work Journal in MP3 format. Just load it on your server or on every workstation.||New Reports can be printed for each teacher's class or the whole school. Shows the current progress of each student.|
Dr. John Henry Martin,
teacher, principal, superintendent, and professor, was the
developer and author of the Writing to Read Program. The
program is based on a rigorous study of research and
literature and on Martin's own research and development.
In developing the Writing to Read Program, he combined
learning theory with computer technology to help students
learn more effectively.
Writing to Read, Writing
to Read 2000, and now Writing to Read 3.0 incorporates the
speech capabilities of the personal computer to enable
young students to hear the sounds and words they see on
the screen and respond to spoken directions. This creates
a computer-based instructional program that provides
consistent, self-paced, interactive, multi-sensory
In the latest version of
Writing to Read, the cycle words and basic methodology
remain the same but take into consideration what we have
learned about how young children read and write.
Prior to the 1984 release of the original Writing to Read program, a two year study by the Educational Testing Service, involving more than 10,000 kindergarten and first-grade students validated Martin's research. ETS concluded that "Writing to Read is an effective educational program."
Writing to Read is planned for use in a lab, the
recommended teacher training encompasses two days for the
WTR assistant and all K-1 teachers with one additional day
for the assistant.
Writing to Read is planned for use in the classroom, the
recommended teacher training encompasses three days to
address the concepts, philosophy, and practices of Writing
to Read when used in a Teaching and Learning with
Computers mode. This training will result in appropriate
curriculum integration methods and their use, combined
with educational software, in the classroom
completion of the training, participants should be able
* Audio required. Use Headsets or Speakers.
* This product is compatible with Optional Management Systems such as TLC SchoolConnect, Visual CASEL, Novell ZenWorks, and Microsoft's Roaming Profiles.
Writing to Read
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